The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Lancashire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 94 94 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.52% 19.58% 11.09%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 43.52% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 74 92 66
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,850 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,600 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
188 216 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.05% 45.00% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 154 194 240
Average salary £31,500 £28,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +11 25 £31,500 +50.00% 2
Preston -4 22 £42,500 +37.09% 4
Blackpool 0 6 £20,000 -20.00% 2
Lancaster +15 5 £19,000 -5.00%
Burnley -6 2 - -
Chorley -7 2 £26,250 -4.54%
Newton-le-Willows -2 1 £21,500 -28.33%
Nelson - 1 £20,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 80 (45.71%) SQL
2 78 (44.57%) SQL Server
3 68 (38.86%) .NET
4 62 (35.43%) MS Excel
5 56 (32.00%) ASP.NET
6 53 (30.29%) C#
7 50 (28.57%) HTML
8 47 (26.86%) Windows
9 46 (26.29%) JavaScript
10 38 (21.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (21.14%) CSS
11 37 (21.14%) VMware
12 36 (20.57%) HTML5
12 36 (20.57%) .NET Framework
12 36 (20.57%) jQuery
13 35 (20.00%) MS Office
14 33 (18.86%) MVC
15 31 (17.71%) Active Directory
15 31 (17.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (17.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 30 (17.14%) Unit Testing
16 30 (17.14%) Citrix
17 29 (16.57%) T-SQL
18 28 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 28 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
18 28 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
19 26 (14.86%) Web Services
20 25 (14.29%) SOA
21 24 (13.71%) MS Exchange
21 24 (13.71%) WinForms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.43%) IIS
3 12 (6.86%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.14%) Drupal
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 62 (35.43%) MS Excel
2 35 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.14%) Firewall
2 11 (6.29%) LAN
2 11 (6.29%) WAN
3 10 (5.71%) SAN
4 9 (5.14%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.14%) DNS
5 8 (4.57%) DHCP
6 5 (2.86%) VPN
7 3 (1.71%) VLAN
7 3 (1.71%) Network Security
7 3 (1.71%) TETRA
7 3 (1.71%) Wireless
7 3 (1.71%) VoIP
8 2 (1.14%) Intranet
8 2 (1.14%) Internet
8 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.57%) IPsec
9 1 (0.57%) SSL
9 1 (0.57%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (44.57%) SQL Server
2 38 (21.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (6.86%) MySQL
5 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.43%) DTS
8 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.71%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.14%) MS Access
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.57%) Big Data
11 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (13.71%) Mercurial
2 7 (4.00%) Selenium
3 5 (2.86%) NUnit
4 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.29%) MSTest
4 4 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (2.29%) Moq
5 3 (1.71%) MyEclipse
5 3 (1.71%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.14%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.14%) Phing
6 2 (1.14%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (9.71%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Billing
2 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.86%) Advertising
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Automotive
4 4 (2.29%) Legal
5 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (43.43%) Developer
2 27 (15.43%) Software Developer
3 23 (13.14%) Analyst
4 20 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) .NET Developer
6 13 (7.43%) IT Support
7 12 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.57%) Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.57%) Report Writer
10 7 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Graduate
11 6 (3.43%) Junior
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (38.86%) .NET
2 56 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 50 (28.57%) HTML
4 37 (21.14%) CSS
5 36 (20.57%) HTML5
5 36 (20.57%) .NET Framework
5 36 (20.57%) jQuery
6 31 (17.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (17.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 28 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 26 (14.86%) Web Services
10 24 (13.71%) WinForms
10 24 (13.71%) Razor View Engine
11 19 (10.86%) SOAP
12 14 (8.00%) XML
13 8 (4.57%) Ajax
14 7 (4.00%) Java EE
14 7 (4.00%) JSP
15 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (2.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.14%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.57%) iPhone
5 6 (3.43%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.43%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.86%) Replication
7 4 (2.29%) W3C
7 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.57%) iSeries
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) AS400
9 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.86%) Windows
2 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (13.14%) Windows 7
4 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.57%) Linux
5 8 (4.57%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.71%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.86%) MVC
2 30 (17.14%) Unit Testing
3 28 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (14.29%) SOA
5 20 (11.43%) Project Management
6 17 (9.71%) ITIL
7 13 (7.43%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.86%) Web Development
8 12 (6.86%) CRM
8 12 (6.86%) TDD
9 10 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.57%) ERP
10 8 (4.57%) Automated Testing
10 8 (4.57%) Change Management
11 7 (4.00%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.43%) Time Management
13 5 (2.86%) Service Management
14 4 (2.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 80 (45.71%) SQL
2 53 (30.29%) C#
3 46 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 29 (16.57%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.00%) Java
6 13 (7.43%) VB.NET
7 12 (6.86%) PHP
8 9 (5.14%) VBA
9 5 (2.86%) C
10 4 (2.29%) VB
10 4 (2.29%) VB6
11 3 (1.71%) PowerHouse
12 2 (1.14%) Python
12 2 (1.14%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.14%) PHP5
13 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (12.57%) Degree
2 14 (8.00%) MCP
3 11 (6.29%) MCSE
3 11 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.29%) CCNA
4 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) MCSA
6 3 (1.71%) MCITP
6 3 (1.71%) CCNP
6 3 (1.71%) HND
7 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) NCIE
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (17.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.00%) XenApp
5 6 (3.43%) vSphere
6 5 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) SCCM
1 2 (1.14%) SCOM
2 1 (0.57%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (21.14%) VMware
2 30 (17.14%) Citrix
3 19 (10.86%) Cisco
4 14 (8.00%) HP
5 11 (6.29%) Oracle
6 7 (4.00%) NetApp
7 6 (3.43%) Veeam
7 6 (3.43%) WatchGuard
8 5 (2.86%) IBM
9 4 (2.29%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.71%) Dell
11 2 (1.14%) Symantec
11 2 (1.14%) EMC
11 2 (1.14%) Apple
11 2 (1.14%) Avaya
11 2 (1.14%) Zend
12 1 (0.57%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.57%) Draytek
12 1 (0.57%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.57%) Acronis
Blackpool, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Company Car/Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Preston
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29338.80 per annum + Vehicle, benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Nelson
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago